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Stater of Lydia with lion and bull

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Obverse: Forepart of lion at left and of bull at right facing each other. The lion's mane is flying, and over his head is a dot. Reverse: Double incuse square, surface irregular.

Provenance

By date unknown: Bompois Collection; 1882: Bompois Sale, Paris, no. 1674 (according to Regling and Brett); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1287); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 546–521 B.C.

Mint

Sardis, Lydia (under Persian rule)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2077.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 8.07 gm.

Accession Number

04.1163

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins